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Parquetry #1: Wooden Patterns for Parquetry

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Blog entry by Bob Simmons posted 08-05-2012 02:10 PM 4059 reads 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Parquetry series Part 2: Hardwood Veneer Sheets of Parquetry »


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Learn more about Creating Wooden Patterns for Parquetry.
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Learn about the Band Saw Sled - 60 Degrees.

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The Apprentice and The Journeyman

Learn more, Experience more!

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com



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Julian

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#1 posted 08-05-2012 03:51 PM

Great video. I will have to try that one day. This would make some great accents for furniture projects.
Thanks,

-- Julian

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 08-05-2012 05:57 PM

Very good…

How much harder would it be to make those pieces a little thicker so more slices-per-piece could be cut in your final step?

How thick do you think would be the Max. to try from a Safety / Accuracy standpoint?

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 08-05-2012 10:13 PM

Nice vid as usual. Thanks for the posting.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 08-06-2012 10:48 AM

Very interesting. Thnx fer posting

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Bob Simmons

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#5 posted 08-06-2012 03:53 PM

Julian, TS, & Roger…Thanks for watching. Hope you found it beneficial for your woodworking.

Joe…
Great question as usual.
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It all depends…
How powerful is the bandsaw?
How dense is the wood being cut?
What type band saw blade is being used?
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My Band saw is an 18” model with 1-1/2 hp motor. The band saw blade being used is a fresh 1/2”, 3-4 tpi, skip tooth blade…the Wood Slicer.
If my goal was to create a thicker section of parquetry to obtain more slices, another band saw sled would be used. That will be demonstrated in a future video. So, stay tuned. It is a very safe way to accomplish that goal.
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By the way, 6 slices of 3/32” veneer were sliced from the 3/4” parquetry section in the video. That’s just a slight bit of sawdust for waste.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 08-06-2012 04:26 PM

Bob,

Making the piece a little longer would not put any additional stress on the BS or blade… the piece being cut would be the same size…

Instead of making it 3/4” thick, make it say 2”... and cut more slices from it…

Cutting 2” pieces instead of 3/4” pieces to build the blocks to be cut, wouldn’t put much more strain on the BS, either… would it?

...maybe it’s a moot point… not worth even talking about… (?)

I always look forward to other things you come up with…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#7 posted 08-06-2012 04:31 PM

Great info I have to give it a shot

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Bob Simmons

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#8 posted 08-06-2012 05:15 PM

bigike…Let me know how it works out for you. Have fun.

Joe…

It’s not a moot point at all. You bring up a very important thought. My band saw would easily handle 2” material without an problems using this sled. However, another sled will be used to create a thicker parquetry section. More slices could be had using that sled. (That’s for a later date tho.)

Sometimes it is best to keep it simple when introducing new ideas and techniques to people. We will start with the basics and build from there.

One keep point demonstrated in the video…scrap material has a value. Small decorative pieces can safely be cut on the band saw using The Apprentice and Journeyman sleds & techniques.

Enjoy the journey…

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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#9 posted 08-08-2012 12:00 PM

Well done I enjoyed watching this and used this method before making tumbling block cutting boards.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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